The President said, in particular, in his message:
“2013 was declared Year of the Environmental Protection in Russia. Today, we can state confidently that this big initiative has been a success and has brought together responsible, concerned involved and energetic people from among the academic and expert communities, business circles, activists, volunteers, and young people.
This solid and widespread public support has made it possible to fill the Year’s programme with numerous substantial actions, projects and original initiatives, and lay a good foundation for future work.
It is important now to continue this work. I therefore hope that your Congress will launch new, much-needed projects that will promote rational and effective use of natural resources, improve the environmental situation, and create a high level of environmental awareness in society.”